Laser Scientist - Few-Cycle Pulses for attosecond pulse production, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany

Ultrafast lasers represent a key enabling technology for research efforts at DESY. They are used to generate and manipulate electron beams at the free electron laser facilities XFEL and FLASH, enable pump-probe experiments at those facilities and provide exciting options for future attosecond pulse production at the European XFEL. One of our research topics focuses on generating mJ-level TW laser pulses by nonlinear spectral broadening concepts followed by post-compression. This way, cost and energy-efficient lasers can be used to generate few-cycle pulses with high conversion efficiency and at high average power. Within this project, we target the development of a state-of-the-art CEP stable few-cycle laser source which will be used to modulate a high-energy electron beam to explore novel concepts for attosecond X-ray pulse generation at the European XFEL. For this joint project between DESY and the European XFEL, we are seeking a self-driven, highly motivated laser scientist.

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